How Much Do Electronic Shelf Labels Cost—and Can You Afford Not to Use Them?

Over the past few weeks, we have focused our articles on various tips, processes, and technologies which, when used as part of a retailer’s margin management strategy, can help you protect your ...

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Click and Collect with My Cloud Grocer and TRUNO

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Click and Collect with My Cloud Grocer and TRUNO

TRUNO’s steadfast promise to navigate our partners through the ever-changing world of retail technology drives us to continually grow our offerings. Our current product portfolio provides capabilities in point of sale, margin management, productivity, digital commerce and risk management. Paired with complete integrations into our customers’ data and operations, we offer a comprehensive end-to-end solution that can be tailored to each retailer. Now, we are expanding point of sale in a truly impactful way.

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Why Not Let Employees Build the Schedule?

Why Not Let Employees Build the Schedule?

One of the most time-consuming processes in retail management is building the employee schedule. In retail, schedules are typically created on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and can change drastically due to high turnover in the industry. The biggest challenge in retail scheduling is keeping track of your staff’s changing availability. Whether an employee is a working parent, in school or has another job, their schedules don’t always align with that of your business. So why not let employees schedule themselves?

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Using a Checklist to Streamline the Onboarding Process

Using a Checklist to Streamline the Onboarding Process

Onboarding can be daunting for any organization. Keeping track of the dozens of documents that must be sent back and forth from the new-hire to human resources is a recipe for disaster. It’s often that key steps in the onboarding process are overlooked or incorrectly performed, prolonging the process unnecessarily. Digitization of onboarding and applicant tracking not only speeds the process up, but also provides a higher level of organization for all departments and new-hires involved.

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How Retail Technology Solves the Challenges of a Store Operator

How Retail Technology Solves the Challenges of a Store Operator

As vice president of sales for TRUNO, I’m constantly thinking about how we can improve the lives of store operators. My passion for helping retailers solve challenges is a direct result of my own career in the industry. I know first-hand the thoughts that keep a store operator up at night, but I also know how the proper retail technology can help them sleep easier.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Skip the Check-Out with Swift Shopper & TRUNO

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Skip the Check-Out with Swift Shopper & TRUNO

When TRUNO started serving the retail industry 40 years ago, our focus was on providing point-of-sale systems to grocers. Since then, we’ve expanded our service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers—and their customers. In addition to POS hardware and software, we provide integrated retail technology solutions that support the front of the store, the back office and everything in between. Today, we’re putting our attention back on the point of sale, but not in the way you might think.

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Why Hiring in Retail is Harder Than in Any Other Industry

Why Hiring in Retail is Harder Than in Any Other Industry

Retail workforce management is one of toughest challenges facing retailers today, particularly the actual recruiting and hiring. One reason the task of hiring is so daunting is the sheer volume. According to a report by the National Retail Federation, retail is the largest private sector employer in the United States with a total employment of over 15 million people. 

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How to Overcome the Biggest Challenges in Price Management

How to Overcome the Biggest Challenges in Price Management

Having spent my entire career in the grocery industry, I’ve had first-hand experience with the challenges our customers face. I spent more than a decade as an IT director for a 14-store grocery chain. While that role presented plenty of challenges, it gave me insight into one of the most difficult roles in the grocery store—back office management. 

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The Grocerant: Where Convenience is King

The Grocerant: Where Convenience is King

Not so many years ago, grocery shopping used to be a more personal experience. Families shopped at the same store every time, usually on Sundays, to buy food and supplies for the week. It was quite common—and even expected—for shoppers to build relationships with store employees. The butcher knew customers’ names and what cuts their families preferred. And the cashier greeted them with a smile and asked them how their day was going.

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